Texas State House District 64
2020 Race Update: Angela lost 45.05% to 54.95%
Angela Brewer is a mom, an educator, and a native Texan with a passion for helping young people find and follow their dreams.
Angela saw her first political action at the ripe old age of 12, helping in Denton’s efforts to save Flow Memorial Hospital in 1986. She was fully infected by the political bug in high school with Ann Richards’ 1990 race for Governor, and she hasn’t given up her love of social action since. She’s worked on Capitol Hill, in civics education, and in dozens of political campaigns all over Texas.
Capitalizing on her experience working in politics and civics education, she moved into a more traditional classroom setting in grad school, deepening her passion for education and the community it can create. That love for education is rooted in her own schooling. Her mom was in the Army when she was born, so her family spent most of her early years moving from base to base, finally finding their home in Denton when she was in the sixth grade. Compassionate teachers and welcoming Girl Scout troops helped her craft community and create connections wherever she lived, and those communities left an indelible impression. She still believes in public schools that work to meet students where they are – remembering that many of the lessons learned in the classroom aren’t about reading, writing, and arithmetic – and in doing all we can to support teachers in the life-shaping work they do.
Angela married her true love, Frednel, in 2015. They are the proud and tired parents of four-year-old Leo. In their free time, they enjoy reading, playing airplanes, cars, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Hungry Hungry Hippos, and cheering for the Cowboys and FC Barcelona. Angela also loves to cook, which works out well for the non-cooking men in her house.
Angela graduated from Denton High School in 1992. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in communication from the University of North Texas. She also holds a master’s degree in education from Concordia University. She currently works as an adjunct professor of communication studies at UNT and Collin College.